Merchants' Association Review Volume 2, Nos. 13-24

Merchants' Association Review Volume 2, Nos. 13-24

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ... is enthusiastic in the cause, but as yet has many obstacles to contend with. I was disappointed to see that with the exception of a few large buildings very little improvement has been 'made in Chicago, on the principal business streets by way of new buildings, since the World's Fair, when I visited that city last. The elevated road, which is looked upon as an achievement in rapid transit, adds greatly to the noise and din of the street trafic in Chicago, and at first sight I should say that even if San Francisco is not abreast with Chicago in many respects, all who are privileged to call San Francisco their home, have much to be thankful for when comparing conditions with those which prevall in the great city by the lakes Reaching New York by the Limited L. S. 82 M. S. & N. Y. Central, which ofl'ers many luxuries and comforts that I had never before the privilege to enjoy while traveling, I was most agreeably surprised by the improved, or I might better say, redeemed look of this city, which is entirely free and forever rid of overhead wires of all and any kind. Having vividly in mind the network of wires and the horribly ugly and inharmonious poles which disfigure our beautiful streets, at least which could so easily be beautiful, the contrast was so great that I made a vow never to rest after my return until our people rise up in their might and issue a dictum that the wires must go. I find the streets well cleaned, although it is said here that since Tammany has taken charge and Col. Waring has been deposed, that the discipline in the force is more lax than it was under him, and the work particularly in resident districts is not so well performed as formerly, but inspecting their avenues and streets where there is...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236743121
  • 9781236743121